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Fashion magazines want you to know that September is an important month for commerce. The dog days of summer seem like a distant memory when autumn’s mood of transformation arrives, bringing with it those inch-thick editions of glossy fashion magazines that advise which kind of fringed boot will work for you this year. But don’t let the perfumed pages fool you: The several-hundred-page September issues of Vogue, Elle, In Style, and Harper’s Bazaar are the product of plenty of blood, sweat, and tears in the fashion publishing industry. At this Phillips After 5 event, hear what’s in store for fall from fashion experts and models. Read more >>> The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. $10–$12. (202) 387-2151. phillipscollection.org. (Amrita Khalid)


City Tap House is going Belgian today with its “Mussels and Waffles and Beer, Oh My!” promotion from 11:30 a.m. to close. The draft lines will be filled with top Belgian brews for $8 to $12 per draft. The restaurant is also whipping up a variety of special waffle recipes including a tarragon and thyme waffle with foie gras hollandaise and figs as well as a chocolate waffle with peanut butter maple syrup and banana gelato. Waffle prices range from $16 to $18. City Tap House, 901 9th St. NW. (202) 733-5333. citytaphousedc.com(Jessica Sidman)


Journalist Hector Tobar discusses Deep Down Dark, his detailed chronicle of the rescue of the 33 men trapped in Chile’s San José Mine in 2010, at Busboys and Poets Takoma. 6:30 p.m. at 235 Carroll St. NW. Free.

Local hip-hop star Fat Trel takes the stage at the Howard Theatre in support of his latest album, Georgetown. 9 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $15–$40.

The dynamic Puerto Rican musicians from Orquesta el Macabeo perform at Tropicalia with the Peace and Rhythm DJ Crew. Find more details on Facebook. 9 p.m. at 2001 14th St. NW. $10–$12.

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